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Les cinq diables - Expat Cinema

10-year-old Vicky possesses an exceptionally good sense of smell. Her homemade scent concoction, kept in glass jars, allows her to relive memories of others.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Les cinq diables - Expat Cinema

In a small town in the French Alps, 10-year-old Vicky lives with her mother Joanne and father Jimmy, a couple of mixed descent who are mired in a loveless marriage. Bullied by her peers for her afro hairstyle, she finds solace in the world of scents; in fact, she possesses an exceptionally good sense of smell and collects scents in glass jars. She is able to create a concoction for each person whose scent makes her relive that person's memories. Vicky, who really clings to her mother, is unpleasantly surprised when one day Jimmy's younger sister Julia arrives. Why is she here? Vicky creates a smell brew for her too - with unsettling consequences.

Director Léa Mysius combines elements of fantasy, science fiction and horror in this story she co-wrote, resulting in a shimmering and mysterious drama. Sally Dramé makes her debut here as Vicky. Also starring Adèle Exarchopoulos, Swala Emati and Moustapha Mbengue.